Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Shabby Apple Dress Review

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Shabby Apple Dress Review

Shabby Apple Dress Review

Works Cited
turquoise dress: courtesy of shabby apple
black belt: urban outfitters
bluegray tights: target
black boots: j crew

Shabby Apple recently sent over their 90 WPM dress for me to review and I have to say, I've never had an easier job. The dress is gorgeous and the fit is incredibly flattering--it is such a great surprise to wear something thoughtfully designed for women's real bodies. Being a little bit of a conservative dresser, I found the cut and length of the dress just right and I love the sweet bow at the neck.

Shabby Apple Dress Review

I'm thinking next time I'll belt a cardigan or v-neck sweater over it and let the bow flop out.

Shabby Apple Dress Review

Okay, enough gushing. Turquoise is a sort of exciting color for me (though evidently it is the color for spring) so I had a bit of trouble figuring out what to wear with this. I think in the spring, I'll pair it with my beige J. Crew belt and some light brown sandals. This time, I went with my trusty black and these great blue-gray tights which add some neutral depth to the color palette. But I did, for a second, think about wearing magenta tights with it (what has gotten into me?!). What do you think? Color overkill?

45 comments:

Clare said...

What a beautiful, rich vibrant color! It fits like a dream, too. I love it!

Law Girl said...

That is a beautiful dress! And it looks great on you. I really like the way you styled it...

I think I'll be heading over to Shabby Apple now. I have a birthday next month and the fiance needs some gift ideas ;)

eek said...

You look beautiful in this color - I love it! Fabulous dress!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love the color and I covet so many of their dresses!

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Jenny said...

The dress is extremely flattering.

I don't think it would be color overkill because the tights would only be peeking out between the boots and the dress.

Oranges And Apples said...

gorgeous dress & colour!

spoozyliciouzz said...

Yes, that´s the type of thing we want to see on the street. Great combination of belt and shoes, and this time the tights are totally fine ;-)

Cheers,
spoozy

PS: blame me for always suggesting things: did you think about wearing a colourful necklace?

A-C said...

The dress looks gorgeous on you. I've perused Shabby Apple a few times and am definitely considering several of their dresses for the future.

Fell 4 Fashion said...

This dress is gorgeous and the color is fantastic!! Love it!

Julia said...

The dress looks beautiful on you! I like the blue-gray tights to add a bit of "neutral-depth" (great phrase - I did something similar the other day but didn't have that nice description.)

I also think the magenta tights could work nicely.

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missvinylahoy said...

That dress is awesome! It looks really good on you :)

thatsorad said...

I love that color on you! The dress looks super rad with those boots!!!!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ohh I've seen this dress. It looks absolutely beautiful & totally chic on you! The color works so well on you too!

Lisa said...

That pop of blue looks great on you! I am loving that dress and how you winterized it.

caffeinerd said...

LOVE this on you! Fits so nicely and bow is great.

Sabrina said...

Love this vibrant color on you! The dress also fits you like a glove, perfect :)

The Closet of Kim (ShopKim) said...

That dress looks amazing on you! I love the color too.

Draft of Vintage said...

Go for the magenta girl! The dress is super cute!

futurelint said...

What a lovely dress - I love the tie and the shape of the sleeves!

Sal said...

Doll, that is YOUR color! Wear that dress into the ground, OK?

Charmalade said...

It's so exciting to see you wearing such a bright, lovely color! I think you look very pretty in the dress-- and who knows? Maybe magenta could work. Why not? that's why I like to say. :)

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Sidewalk Chalk said...

That dress is absolutely gorgeous on you -- such a beautiful shade and everything. Never take it off! :)

I've never tried Shabby Apple dresses but I would definitely get that one.

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Elaine said...

Do it!! I think magenta would look soooo good with it!

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Kelley said...

Not color overkill at all - it looks GREAT on you! Really fantastic!

I wish companies would send me cute clothes to try on. :)

xo, Alexi said...

hahaha- i was actually surprised as soon as i visited your blog and i saw you wearing something this colorful. i must say that although i do love your style, you look absolutely great in this color. it really depends on what you're comfortable in, though.

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Larysse Tavares said...

Great dress. I love this color and the way it fits on the body. Oh, I finally got my plaid shirt :D For just R$ 25,00.

Have a great Wednesday!

Monique said...

Love the dress, its fabulous. I like how you styled it with the belt.

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

I think that magenta tights would look great, especially if you balanced it out with a neutral coat or cardigan (charcoal or heather grey?) It fits like it was made for you.
Looking great as usual.

Hillary said...

no its perfect. i love color clashing

Emily Kennedy said...

The dress is perfect on you. Next time definitely do the magenta tights. Maybe with some pumps for spring!

Viktoria with a K said...

Beautiful! Love the color!

notjustmedical said...

I love the name of this blog, just because I am a self-proclaimed nerd and I love fashion as well!

Great turquoise dress!

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

ANA said...

You look amazing! I also heard it's supposed to be THE color, so I'm in trouble since I think I only own one turquoise thing!

I really hope that skirt has arrived... If not, please let me know and we can arrange something.

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

great color on you and i love the ascot tie on it. (i'm drooling over the skirt in your last post too!)

Audrey J. said...

I love the pop of the color. I also liked your boots. Aah so great.

SB said...

I LOVE turquoise -- everything!!! Beige would look great...what makeup would you do? I know this isn't a makeup blog -- but i love pinks with turquoise, but I also love red -- red lips would be BOLD! so maybe not with beige belts and shoes..but for this winter look for sure!
--SB

not too serious i hope

MissKellie said...

What a cute dress! :D I'd love to see how it would look with bright tights or super-colorful accessories!

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e. said...

I agree that the color is beautiful--looks great on you! And a great dress to wear year round, which I also love. I think you'll have lots of fun styling this one. :)

Fashion Therapist said...

I'm so excited because I recently won this dress and can't wait until I get it! It looks fantastic on you.

Dottie said...

Not color overkill at all. The dress is sweet but bold. Lovely! I've heard of Shabby Apple here and there; maybe it's time for me to take a closer look.

An Engineer's Closet said...

gasp! such a cute dress! love love love! I would have hesitated to wear magenta tights, but maybe not deep plum.

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

How fun to try one dresses! it looks beautiful on you, especially the color!

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Talia said...

great color and shape of the dress.

perfectionishuman said...

that is such a cute dress..but I'm shivering just looking at you and all that snow.. brrr!

Girl from the North Country said...

super cute dress! Its the perfect color and cut!

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